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University of Alabama Search Complete! Dr. Toti Perez accepts offer for AVP - Student Health and Wellbeing

From the Office of the Vice President of the University of Alabama;
“Dr. Perez comes to UA from the Georgia Institute of Technology where he has served as director of the Counseling Center since 2005. During his tenure at Georgia Tech, he spearheaded new initiatives for alcohol abuse and recovery, suicide education and prevention, and peer counseling that have made lasting footprints at the institution. Most recently, Dr. Perez and his team have earned recognition for their implementation of Tech Ends Suicide Together, a zero suicide project on their campus. Prior to his time at Georgia Tech, he served as a clinical services director and adjunct professor at both the University of Florida and the University of Georgia.

Dr. Perez earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and theology and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Boston College. He received a PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri – Columbia. He currently holds licensure as a psychologist and National Register Health Service Provider in Psychology in Florida and Georgia. Throughout his career, Dr. Perez has been a recognized scholar and lecturer in the mental health community and has held a number of high ranking leadership positions in professional health organizations. He was recognized as a Diamond Honoree by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) in 2013 and as a Fellow by the American Psychological Association (APA) in 2008.

Dr. Perez presents a robust research background in the fields of counseling psychology, management strategies, intervention programming, racial and gender identities, as well as inclusivity in mental health. His student development experience at comparable institutions offers innumerable opportunities for advancing our strategic priorities within the Division of Student Life. I am confident that he possesses the leadership, vision, and energy necessary to bring partners together from inside the Division and across the campus community to realize our vision of positioning UA as a national leader in college behavioral health.”

More information can be found at www.sa.ua.edu
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K&A is Expecting! Dr. John Stafford to Join K&A in June

We are growing our little family again, with the addition of Dr. John Stafford to the team as Consultant and Project Director. Dr. Stafford will join K&A on June 1, 2017.

Dr. Stafford comes from Immaculata University near Philadelphia, PA, where he has served as Vice President for Student Development and Engagement for the last three years after being Dean of Students for 11. As Immaculata’s senior student affairs officer, his portfolio included athletics, campus safety, residence life and housing, student activities, and student wellness. His leadership and breadth of expertise in a wide variety of areas — including assessment, student affairs, health and counseling, and cultural programs — adds both breadth and depth to the K&A team.

Dr. Stafford earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Theatre Arts from Lenior-Rhyne University in North Carolina, a Master of Science in Counseling and Human Development from Radford University, and a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administrative Leadership from Widener University.

We are extremely excited to welcome Dr. Stafford to our team and look forward to his collaboration with clients and colleagues on Change for Learning.

Keeling & Associates is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Glenn Egelman

Keeling & Associates is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Glenn Egelman as Associate Dean for the Colonial Health Center at George Washington University. Read the full announcement of his appointment.

K&A in Organization and Administration in Higher Education Dr. Andrew Morse Publishes Chapter on Title IX

Dr. Andrew Morse, Consultant and Project Director at K&A, and Amelia Parnell, Vice President for Research and Policy at NASPA, co-authored a book chapter recently published in Organization and Administration in Higher Education.

The book chapter offers discussion on current issues in complying with Title IX’s intent to prevent and address discrimination based on sex in educational settings, examines the developing and intersecting role of the states, and offers considerations for leaders to manage their departments and divisions in a constantly changing legal landscape.

The book can be purchased here, and is published by Routledge.

 

K&A at #NASPA17 March 11-15, 2017 - San Antonio, TX

In just a few short days, ten members of the K&A team will descend on San Antonio to lead 6 educational sessions at the annual conference for Student Affairs Professionals. For a list of where they’ll be, what they’ll talk about, and who else is coming, check out this program we made.

#KAedchat – Supporting Our Nation’s Diverse Military-Connected Students Wednesday, February 15 - 6-7pm ET

Though scholarly inquiry has built a rich understanding of the intersections between lingering demographic and socioeconomic inequities and post secondary access, persistence, and attainment, the conversation has yet to encompass those with current or prior military service.

By examining points of similarity and difference among military-connected students, and drawing upon other facets of their holistic identities, the higher education community will have deeper insight on the challenges and successes of service members and veterans on our campuses.

In this chat, Dr. Morse will share and ask about points of similarity and difference by race/ethnicity and gender on key factors tied to post-secondary access, affordability, and debt, and draw intersections to our nation’s broader struggle to address inequities that linger along demographic lines.

Further, Morse will offer considerations for practice and scholarly inquiry to support access and inclusion for our nation’s  diverse military-connected students.What strategies can practitioners take to support and acknowledge the needs of military connected students? Are there ways we can deliver services differently? Are there things that practitioners need to know/skills they need to have?

Join Andrew Morse and the @KeelingHigherEd team on Wednesday, February 15, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm ET to discuss how to better serve those who have so bravely served us.
Join #KAedchat to follow the live discussion. 

Dr. Keeling in ACPA Webcast on Completion Agenda Webcast from December published on ACPA website

Two-Year College Student Affairs Practitioner’s Impact on the Completion Agenda

The Completion Agenda is the focus of many conversations surrounding current and future practice in higher education. This remains the case for community colleges who are being asked to produce graduates at higher rates and meet anticipated industry growth over the coming decades. In order to meet this demand, two-year colleges must enhance student learning, develop pathways for success, engage students for retention, and support student development. 48% of all undergraduate college students attend two-year institutions. However, much of the focus in higher education goes to four-year colleges and universities. This webinar will focus on the impact that the Completion Agenda is having on two-year colleges, as well as how student affairs professional in those settings are and can respond and support that agenda. Both research and practice will be presented during this conversation. Hosted by ACPA College Student Educators International’s Commission for Two-Year Colleges, this moderated panel discussion was facilitated by Dr. Matthew Robison. Panelists include Dr. Richard Keeling, Dr. Tyjaun Lee, Dr. Mei-Yen Ireland, and Dr. Yancey Gulley.

View the Webcast here.
ACPA launched a Video On Demand platform several years ago and has it on their VOD site and will be highlighting it on their homepage and then sharing on social media very soon.

Dr. Morse Featured in Article on Sexual Assault on Campus The Atlantic Magazine

Dr. Andrew Morse, Project Director and Consultant with Keeling & Associates, was recently interviewed and featured about his previous work with NASPA – Student Affairs in Higher Education, through a partnership with ECS, Education Commission of the States, regarding sexual assault on campuses across the US.

The article, link here, explores the 2015 report on states’ campus sexual-violence legislation and how equipped state legislatures are to respond to a scaled back federal stance in regulating sexual assault.

Other information from the report can also be seen in a previously recorded presentation on the report’s findings titled The Architecture and Momentum of State Action. This webcast was given along with a panel including Dr. Kevin Kruger, President of NASPA.

Dr. Morse, now with K&A, can be engaged later this month when he leads two Twitter Chats on #KAedchat, one about IT in Higher Education, as well as a follow up on a presentation given at the Student Veterans of America Conference in January. Follow him at @AndrewQMorse and @KeelingHigherEd. Follow #KAedchat to join the live discussion.

Keeling & Associates is pleased to announce!

Keeling & Associates is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Will Meek as Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Brown University. Read the full announcement of his appointment.

Dr. Morse to Present at Student Veterans of America Conference January 7, 2017 - 9:00am - 10:00am - Anaheim, California

Opportunity, Inequity and America’s Story: Connections to our Nation’s Veterans

From the SVA Conference webpage;
“Though scholarly inquiry has built a rich understanding of the intersections between lingering demographic and socioeconomic inequities and post secondary access, persistence, and attainment, the conversation has yet to encompass those with current or prior military service.

By examining points of similarity and difference among military-connected students, and drawing upon other facets of their holistic identities, the higher education community will have deeper insight on the challenges and successes of service members and veterans on our campuses.

In this session, Morse and Molina will present points of similarity and difference by race/ethnicity and gender on key factors tied to post-secondary access, affordability, and debt, and draw intersections to our nation’s broader struggle to address inequities that linger along demographic lines.

Further, Morse and Molina will offer considerations for practice and scholarly inquiry to support access and inclusion for our nation’s diverse military-connected students.”

Join Andrew Morse and Dani Molina on Saturday morning as they dig into policy and practice surrounding military-connected students. As always, @KeelingHigherEd and #KAedchat will provide highlights from their presentation.